April 7 – Devotion

Date: April 7

Scripture: Psalm 90

Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.(Ps. 90:14, ESV)

Human beings never seem to be satisfied. We all seek things that will meet our needs and wants. Children beg for toys or cookies at the grocery store, teenagers seek popularity or desire to excel in an extra-curricular activity, and adults desire bigger houses or better jobs. We seem to spend our entire lives trying to fill this void of need within ourselves and often end up depressed and wanting more.

How easily we forget where satisfaction can be found. God is meant to be our dwelling place. True satisfaction can only be found in Him.

Psalm 90 reminds us that our days on this earth are numbered, and that each one of us will return to dust. This Psalm implores God to “teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom” (v. 12). We need to prayerfully ask God to guide us, His people, in faithful living. Our prayer should be for God to teach us wisdom and depend on Him to help us to live our lives with a contentment that only comes from Him. How awesome it is that the Maker of the universe chooses to teach us wisdom and to establish our work!

Psalm 90 is a reminder that God displays His love towards His people, which in turn enables us to flourish. Only God’s steadfast love can give us the joy and satisfaction we have in and through Him.

Prayer for the Journey: Lord, help me remember that today and everyday my true satisfaction, joy, and contentment can only be found in You.

Prepared by: Sarah Hankins


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